My new guest/work room has been done for a week now but I haven’t had a chance to post the photos until today.  I am so pleased with the way it turned out.  I love being in that room now.

Here is the area where my workbench is.  As a reminder, I’m including the “Before” pics I used in this post.

Before:

 before_bench 

It’s kind of an awkward sized nook, but it fits my workbench perfectly and allows me to hang a curtain to hide it when guests are here.  In this photo, the curtain is pulled back.

After:
workbench

And here the curtain is closed:

workbench_curtain_closed 

One of the things I bought for the new room was a small desk, shown above.  It is the perfect size to hold my lap top, and I can use the additional surface space when I’m working on jewelry.

The most important purchase for the new room was the bed.  Previously, we had a sofa bed which was completely impractical.  The arms were huge and took up way too much space, and the bed itself was just a single, leaving any couples who visit us kind of out of luck in the bed department.

Before:

before_couch

After:
new_room
I bought a simple bed frame and pop-up trundle from HumbleAbode.com.   Here is a photo of trundle set up to make a king-sized bed:

open_bed

Here is the closet area, which stayed more or less the same.  I did purge quite a bit of stuff though, which left me with a lot more room:

Before:
before_closet

After:
closet_curtain_open

Here, the curtain is closed:
closet_curtain_closed
I truly couldn’t be happier with this new room.  It is pretty, functional, and comfortable, both for me to work in and for my guests to stay in!

6 Replies to “The Reveal – Re-doing the Guest Room Part II”

  1. Antoinette says: November 3, 2007 at 6:32 pm

    WOW! What a difference!!! I’m loving the Tiffany blue with the deep chocolate combo. Did you change the flooring too? To what? It looks different. I love that you got rid of the blinds and just have the pretty curtains. Very nice. WAY better! I’m sure just going through everything and de-cluttering made a huge difference. Can you talk to your brother about that? Hahaha.
    I bet Mick loves it too. You were so fast! I can’t believe what a difference in such a short amount of time!

  2. Holly says: November 3, 2007 at 10:14 pm

    I didn’t change the flooring as there wasn’t enough time. My plan is to get a berber type carpet. I went to IKEA and got an inexpensive rug to cover all the horrible dirty spots on the existing carpet. As for the blinds, they are still there, it’s just that in the before pics they are more closed.

  3. Julie says: November 4, 2007 at 8:11 am

    Oh, I love it! Now I HAVE to come visit. Where did you get the small desk and chair? I’ll send you pictures of the main bath next weekend, which is when I think we will put the mirror in. We are also getting new carpet in the living room and wood laminate in the hallway and office, hopefully before Thanksgiving. Will you be up for Christmas or Thanksgiving? Take care. Julie

  4. Antoinette says: November 5, 2007 at 2:09 pm

    IKEA’s the best!
    We’re in the middle of a re-do right now too. Outside though. In a race against the rain. Check out my blog.
    http://creatresscreations.blogspot.com/

  5. H. John (The Decorating Pro) Johnsen says: March 13, 2008 at 10:06 am

    What a great place. I especially like the way you hide the nook and storage area with the curtains. Small places always need more creativity than larger ones and you hit it on the head!

  6. arie says: October 11, 2008 at 5:20 pm

    Wow, the dramatical change
    I like the design…:)

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